Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread - Page 960
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Haven't encountered the new sportex, but I have seen the original. The one I saw had a very nice mottled texture. You can also consider the green wbill linen posted a few posts ago.
Y U no like light grey odd jackets? It probably is heresy, I admit, but I wear mine often in biz cas outfits with no tie (heresy again)Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I had this jacket made last year in large part because of yours. (You may recognize the scarf too.)
Have had the shoulders softened since that pic by having the wadding removed and the sleeve head and shoulder end recut a bit. It's uncanvased and unpadded, lined in silk, with four regular front buttons plus a small one one at the top of the lapel so it can be buttoned all the way up. I'd bought a couple lengths of gray flannel from ATailorsDaughter intending to have them made into pants. One was long enough for a jacket, and I'd been wanting a boiled wool jacket, so I washed it in not quite boiling water, which made it really soft and a bit fuzzy. Great for a casuial jacket, but I've only worn it once, on a trip.
I only wear it w/ jeans and no tie. Generally I agree w/ the common preference for dark tops though. The only exceptions I make are the white and black or cream and brown patterned tweed w/ dark gray, as Manton mentioned, and cream cotton or linen w/ dark gray fresco pants. My dad wore a camel jacket w/ mid to dark gray pants pretty often, but I've never been able to do it.
Hey I realized this isn't the ideal place for this question, but it is about fabric, so I was hoping to draw upon some expertise and experience here. I'm getting a new suit made, my last was a 12 oz worsted (not 100% on the weight) canonico. It looks great, but my internal thermometer just runs too high to appreciate wearing it indoors. I spoke with my tailor and I decided on a linen wool mix (also canonico) that I think is 8.5 oz, it's in their spring/summer book. I like it a lot, but my tailor is pushing me towards these 7.5 oz wools from Cerruti (it's labeled Cerruti 1881). No matter what happens I'm going to get a quarter lined jacket, so I'm pushing for maximum coolness and lightness, but I was wondering if anyone had experience with both types of fabric and could give me a suggestion. I've never had a tropical weight wool and don't feel like spending an extra $400-ish for Minnis fresco. The goal is to be as comfortable and cool as possible. Are they about the same and we are arguing over finish and drape? Or will the linen/wool be cooler than the lightweight wool?
I'd go w/ the linen blend. That's my favorite fabric for hot weather as long as, as someone mentioned, it has an open weave. I'm in Bali for a wedding and wore a linen suit but was wished it was linen/wool.